This research project will contribute to a database containing full information on the metabolic profiles of a series of wild type and GM plants.
<p>The project focusses on Arabidopsis thaliana and Solanum tuberosum (potato). The former will be grown under a series of carefully controlled conditions and the latter at a field scale.
<p>State of the art statistical and machine learning methods will be applied to these data to develop a methodology that will further refine the safety assessment procedure.
As part of a continuing collaboration between biologists and computer scientists, the project will produce an industrial strength, internet-accessible database containing full information on the metabolic profiles (metabolomes) of a series of wild type and GM plants.
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.